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super bowl and help us bring the bowl to the bay. we are doing well. keep talking, okay. i also want to say that when mayor lee asked me to do this, i told him this needed to be the most philanthropic, environmentally friendly and most sustainable ever. that is why i agreed to do this. my work is tipping point community. it is incredibly important to me and to my board and something i ran by them. we said this was an opportunity to highlight the needs in our community, 1.3 million people are too poor to meet basic needs in this region, we think we can highlight the needs in this community through this effort and make this a community wide event and not just for the few but for our entire region and our entire community. so it is important to me that that is a huge part of
this effort. we will take questions, if you all have any in the back there. supervisor chu alluded to it, there was bad blood, a fight over where the stadium would be. all that by-gones, axe is buried, everybody loves each other and work together without tension or anything? >> i look forward to working together with everybody up here. i look forward to working with mayor mattiace yous, mayor reed. i think this is an opportunity for the region to come together. what happened in the past is the past. we have an unbelievable opportunity to all come together, to bring the bowl to the bay and bring super bowl 50 to the bay area. i don't think anything should get in that way. i don't think anybody up here will let that happen.
>> what happened in the past we all agreed. we were all shocked and didn't want it to happen and did our best to do it. but then it is fact. the stadium is going up in santa clara. we accept and acknowledge that. the next question is what do we do about it? we are not -- i'm not -- i'm not one to sit and mope about something we lost. now we build on what can we do. i think this is one of those ideas that in those days where we were asking where is our legacy with the 9ers, this was one of those very concrete ideas that jed and i talked about as moving forward with everybody and making sure we take the lead but sure it and gain mum more than one can expect that. is why we are having the incredible team. i think we are past it.
we have an opportunity to build on that relationship, even more creatively than before. i think this is one of those great ideas. will it be an effort in and of itself. we are not lost on ther ideas, the continued legacy. this is is the 49ers. we want to celebrate and build it bigger. we will build on the success and penetrate the things we have wanted to do with great, great events that cause all of us to be inspired well beyond the sport itself. to go back on tuesday, the nfl announced san francisco will be bidding against miami for super bowl 50.
the runner up will be placed into the bid for super bowl 51. we are hopeful we will win 50. if we are the runner up we would be put against houston for 51. that is how it will work. we look forward to the challenge. >> one other question, may be premature. with the out-of-towners, have you thought about how, if everything is based in san francisco, how the people will get down to santa clara? how that will work? >> we have talked about it and look forward to using the great public transportation. caltrans, great buss that are every morning picking up san franciscans, taking them down to silicon valley. we feel confident and confident we can make that happen in working with sf travel and the other visitor's bureaus down in the peninsula and south bay.
we feel confident we can make that happen. >> i would say you see all the seismic retrofitting with the bay bridges, that is another reason why. >> everyone is from san francisco. the tag line was like go sf super bowl. the game will be in santa clara. what exactly is san francisco's involvement. are there events held here? >> yes, a great question. the super bowl 50 will be an iconic game. we expect a week up to the game, the tailgating will be in the parking lot of santa clara. many of the events will happen in san francisco. we believe every hotel from san jose to san francisco will be full. we believe this game
benefits napa, caramel and more but san francisco will be the focal point of events leading up to the sunday game. >> ron conway, one of our committee members. >> our competition is miami. the statement is over an hour away. it is the same situation. >> i think the -- >> past super bowls have taken place where you have to travel to the stadium so we feel we are okay in that regard. that is a great point. someone. >> joe want to speak to the
travel or issues? >> joe dalton with san francisco travel. the region can accommodate this. we are making sure it is a regional benefit. the businesss in san francisco will benefit and we will see job creation and tax generation but also we will see it down the peninsula and throughout the region, as daniel said. we can accommodate it, we have accommodated events before. the super bowl last time was in stanford away and san francisco was the host and regional event. we are looking forward to it and the benefit this region will get from hosting the super bowl. >> the nfl will have the super bowl at meadowlands, outside new york -- how far santa clara is. could be the first snowy super bowl. is there any concern about the nfl, the fact in february we could have horrible rain or beautiful sunshine about the weather? >> i have looked ahead. it is supposed to be sunny
that day. we are excited to put that in the bid package. my mom reminds me my birthday is february 4th, all grown up. we had all of my parties in the glorious sun so i think we are in good shape. we meet the nfl requirements of temperature. we are above that, so we are in great shape on that front. >> so be it. whatever. >> i don't think it is going to rain. >> any questions? >> we can have two weeks leading up to the event. what sort of things will be part of the overall. >> i have been told by the nfl the past super bowls -- jed can speak to this as well, there's over 200 events and parties, opportunities for us to highlight the best of this region.
we don't have the details, looking at february 2016 if we are fortunate enough to win this bid. but there is a lot of different events that go on. every restaurant will be full. all hotel also be full. event spaces will be full from san jose to santa clara, san francisco and i have started talking to people in napa and sonoma. they are excited to be as well. we said earlier super bowl 50 is very special. the nfl has been playing games in other countries for the sport. san francisco is an inter national city so we will probably have additional events that no one's thought of in terms of not only celebrating the 50ses but emphasizing inter national perspective on the
sport of football. that is a key strength. like any franchise, they are looking for more market gain, this is where it will happen. >> we are going to ask rich to come up. if this group could stay and answer questions. but rich has a special way to throw this out. once again thank you to goodby silverstein for everything. >> i like that. my birthday it rained every day. snowed. what is football without -- >> wet weather for me. >> has to fit him just right. take that off. [ laughter] >> the mayor wanted -- >> before you leave i have
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it is as old as its neighbor and both have a significant forest, a refreshing retreat from urban life. the pass that meander we do under a canopy of 0, redwood, pine, and eucalyptus. chill out and this environment and you might see butterflies and dandelions. blue jays fly between the eucalyptus. it is ada accessible. public transit is plentiful. six, 24, or 71 bus. we have conquered the steps, we walked the dogs, and we have enjoyed a beautiful view the park has to offer. this is the place to take someone special and enjoyed a beautiful look out.
" come to corona heights, located in the heart of this district. it offers a spectacular view of the downtown skyline, the bay bridge, and the east bay. the park is one of the best kept secrets. unlike twin peaks, it is hardly ever crowded. on any given day, you will run into a few locals. hop on a 37 bus to get there with that any parking worries. locals can bring their dogs to run with other dogs. there is also grass for small dogs. >> it is a great place. it is a wonderful place for the city to provide these kind of parks. the dog owners appreciate it. >> take time to notice the wildflowers on the grassland. and keep your head on the lookout for hawks and other bird life. take your camera and be prepared to review the city in a way you will not forget.
it is prominent with beautiful formations that are perfect to watch the sunrise from the east over the bay. this is another one of our great look out. we are at mount davidson. it has the highest point of elevation in san francisco, 928 feet. this is the place for you to bring someone special. enjoy all of the pathways, trails, and greenery that surrounds you. it provides a peaceful oasis of public open space and great hiking trails. the spectacular view offers a perfect place to watch the sunrise, or, sunset, with someone you love. >> it is a good place to get away from the hectic life of the city.
get some fresh air. the view is fantastic. >> wear sturdy shoes to conquer the trail, you have the feeling of being in a rain forest. mount davidson is also a great place to escape the noise and the apostle of the city with your partner. -- bustle of the city with your partner. it is quite a hike to the top at mount davidson but the view is worth every step. this is the place to bring that someone special. for more information about reserving one of these romantic locations, or any other location, 831-5500. this number is best for special ovens, weddings, picnics, and the county for building. for any athletic field and neighborhood parks, call 831-
5510. you can also write us at permits and reservations. or walking in and say hello at old log cabin, golden gate park. and of course you can find more information at sfrecpark.org. >> it is my pleasure to introduce our moderate or this evening jennifer white ner, she came to san francisco m in 2001 and volunteered in many levels at the local, state and regional legalers. >> she volunteers as the leader of the voters of california and a small business owner san francisco.
and olds a degree in government and a diploma in public policy from the university of edenburo >> thank you very much >> good evening, everyone, this election we have candidates for state senate district eleven, miss additionally, viewers from the it, brooke man community center will submit questions on-line. the time keepers in the first row, will hold up a yellow card to signify to the candidates that they have 15 seconds remaining and will hold up a red card when it is time to stop. both candidates have agreed to ask their supporters in the audience to be respectful of the other candidate and others in the audience and to maintain quiet during the forum. i also ask you respect this
commitment. you have many important decisions to make on november 6th. today's forum gives you the opportunity to ask questions to help you make decisions. now let's begin. >> we will start with question number one, miss difficult on. >> retire aoes in the public and private sectors are faced with nrets to benefits from under funded pen son funds what would you do to prevent this from arriving in the future how do you make everyone life up to their obligations. >> let me thank the league by thanking you and the jr. league for hosting this event and very much thank the senator for participating. i know that there are a reasons here in san francisco where the result is a foregone conclusion according to many, politicians and i respect the fact that he respects the voters by attending this event. on your question regarding pensions, my husband is here in the audience and he is a
retired beneficiary of a state pension program and so we very much think that the state needs to honor its obligations to all of the workers who did that program over the years and those are contractual obligations and i am an attorney and i do believe that those obligations need to be honored. however we have what the government has called a ponzi scheme and so there needs to be definitely a serious readjustment of the priorities in terms of making it more of a private sector-funded type of pension benefit program going forward. >> thank you. >> mr. leno? >> let me also thank both leagues for bringing us together today and also it is a real pleasure to be here with miss dillan who is a great respectful of her party and an activist in the community. as i think that most californians know that we have spent a lot of time dealing with the issue of pension reform for the public sector workers and i think that we
have reached a point where we can going forward deal with pensions in a much more sustain able fashion so that we won't see cities in particular having upwards of 25, 30 percent of the general fund having to go to pension obligations. of course, those promises already made must legally be adhered to. i have also said in a lot of time in this past year, looking at private sector employees in publicly traded corporations, who have seen their benefits wiped out and in many cases actually stolen by top executives who are shifting significant amounts of money to their benefit at the expense of those workers. >> thank you, the time limits are tough, aren't they? >> the next question for mr. leno is state proposition 35, asks if the definition of human trafficking should be expanded